Message from the Dean

From Christopher C. Morphew, Dean

Today, it is clearer than ever that the challenges facing our schools and communities will require deep, empirically informed change.

At the Johns Hopkins School of Education, our students and faculty are committed to driving that change. As part of America’s first research university, our work has helped schools, districts, and states improve their educational policies and practices since 1909.

With faculty expertise spanning whole-school reform, education policy, school safety, alternative teacher preparation, counseling, digital age learning, and more, our research and initiatives have improved educational trajectories for millions of students in thousands of schools.

As a school, we embrace evidence-based practice: testing, analyzing, practicing, and sharing the education programs and policies that really work. We develop leaders for today’s diverse educational contexts and create practical tools to tackle education’s defining issues as we address the social determinants of education, support diverse learners, and advance equity and social justice.

On behalf of our faculty, staff, and students, I thank you for all you bring to that collective effort—and for your interest in the Johns Hopkins School of Education.




Christopher C. Morphew, PhD